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LifeChoice Activox
Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Operators Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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without prior written permission from Inova Labs Inc.

Introduction

Application

Symbol Descriptions

Warnings

LifeChoice Activox POC Standard Package

Inova Labs Inc.


3500 Comsouth Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 1.512.617.1700
Toll-Free: 1.800.220.0977
www.InovaLabs.com

User Controls

Part Names

Operating Instructions

0459
Represented in Europe by:
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6436 AM Amstenrade
The Netherlands

Operating Procedure

12

Alarms/Light Indicators

14

Routine Maintenance

16

Specifications

17

Accessories

22

Technical Support

22

Warranty

23

Disposal

26

SYMBOL DESCRIPTIONS

INTRODUCTION
The Operators Manual will provide familiarity with the LifeChoice
Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) and its accessories. Be
sure to read all of the enclosed information in its entirety before using
the LifeChoice Activox POC. The LifeChoice Activox POC is an
internally powered, Type BF device when powered by the internal
battery and a Class II, Type BF device when connected to the external
AC Adapter/Charger, DC Adapter/Charger or rechargeable external
battery. The essential performance of the LifeChoice Activox POC is
to provide oxygen at a volume that remains within tolerance (the
tolerance was defined based on technical judgment from within the
manufacturers expertise in this specific medical application). In
addition, the devices ability to detect certain error conditions (such
as low concentration or no breath) and create an alarm is also considered
a part of essential performance.

Symbol

REF

Description

Symbol

Description

Manufacturer

Temperature
Limitation

Humidity
Limitation

DC Power

Waste Disposal

Class II Equipment

Catalogue Number
Keep Dry
External
Rechargeable
Battery

General Warning,
Caution,
Risk of Danger
Danger,
No Smoking
or Open Flame

Symbol

Description

Radio
Frequency
Type BF
Applied Part
Device that has
conductive contact
with patient
CE Marking
of Conformity
EU Authorized
Representative
Gas
Flow

APPLICATION
This manual applies to the LifeChoice Activox POC REF XYC100B.
INDICATIONS FOR USE: The LifeChoice Activox Oxygen Concentrator
is used on a prescriptive basis by patients who are diagnosed as
requiring supplemental oxygen. This oxygen concentrator will provide
supplemental, high concentration oxygen to these patients. It is not lifesupporting nor life-sustaining. It may be used continuously in a home,
institution or travel environment. The LifeChoice Activox is also portable.
The LifeChoice Activox POC is FAA-approved for air travel. The
required FAA label location is on the bottom of the LifeChoice Activox
POC. The FAA-approved POC list shows Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox.
Every airline has specific information required for traveling with
oxygen. Before traveling, review your airlines specific requirements.
The Inova Labs website contains additional inf ormation at
www.InovaLabs.com/resources.

WARNINGS
1. This device is not intended to be life-sustaining or life-supporting.
2. This device should be used only when prescribed by a physician.
3. In certain circumstances, oxygen therapy can be hazardous. Please
seek medical advice before using the LifeChoice Activox POC.
4. U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a
physician.
5. The LifeChoice Activox POC is designed to provide a flow of high
purity oxygen. Patients with a fast breathing rate or requiring high
oxygen flow may require more oxygen than the LifeChoice Activox
POC can produce and, therefore, may not be suitable candidates.
6. This device is not suitable for patients who are unable to hear or
see alarms or communicate discomfort. If the patient shows any
signs of discomfort, a physician should be consulted immediately.
7. It is the responsibility of the patient and/or provider to make back-up
arrangements for an alternative oxygen supply when traveling;
Inova Labs Inc. assumes no liability for persons choosing not to
adhere to manufacturer recommendations.
8. Availability of an alternate source of oxygen is required in case of
power outage or mechanical failure. Consult your physician or medical
equipment supplier for the type of back-up system required.
9. The LifeChoice Activox POC is designed to be used in the provided/
approved carry case.

WARNINGS
continued

10. The LifeChoice Activox POC should be located so as to avoid


pollutants or fumes.

LIFECHOICE ACTIVOX POC STANDARD PACKAGE

11. The LifeChoice Activox POC does not require the use of any
lubricants. DO NOT use oil, grease or petroleum-based products
on or near the LifeChoice Activox POC. DO NOT use power
supplies/adapters, carry bags or accessories other than those
which come with the LifeChoice Activox POC. The use of
non-specified accessories may impair equipment performance
and will void all warranties.

The LifeChoice Activox POC can be operated using AC power, DC


power or internal battery power while inside the approved carry case.
All necessary components are included in the Standard Package. The
LifeChoice Activox POC Standard Package includes the following:

12. The LifeChoice Activox POC produces enriched oxygen gas


which accelerates combustion. DO NOT allow smoking or open
flames within 10 feet (3 meters) of this device while in use.
Cigarette/cigar/pipe smoking while using the LifeChoice Activox
POC will void all warranties.

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3
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13. Never operate the LifeChoice Activox POC in the accessory bag
nor any other enclosed area (e.g. cabinets, other bags, etc.). This
is provided for accessories only.

14. DO NOT submerge the LifeChoice Activox POC or any of the


accessories in liquid. DO NOT expose to water or precipitation.
DO NOT operate in rain as this could lead to damage.

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15. Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect


medical electrical equipment.
16. The LifeChoice Activox POC should not be used adjacent to or
stacked with other equipment. If adjacent or stacked use is
necessary, the LifeChoice Activox POC should be observed to verify
normal operation in the configuration in which it will be used.
17. The LifeChoice Activox POC and external battery pack contains
lithium-ion batteries that are subject to special shipping
regulations. If shipping either the POC or battery pack, notify the
shipper that the shipment will contain lithium-ion batteries.

1 Accessory Bag
2

LifeChoice Activox POC

3 4-Way Carry Case

Use as a backpack, shoulder


strap, waist pack or briefcase

4 AC Power Adapter

(universal 100v 240v; 50hz 60hz)

5 DC Power Adapter

(12v) with standard car adapter plug

(1) Standard Single Lumen

6 7-foot Long Nasal Cannula


Adjustable Straps

7 For use with 4-Way Carry Case


(1) 4-Way Carry Case with Adjustable Strap System

18. When traveling by air, the LifeChoice Activox POC and external
battery must be transported as carry-on (NOT checked) baggage.

(1) Standard Single Lumen 7-Foot (2-meter) Long Nasal Cannula*

19. DO NOT operate the unit outside of specified operational


environmental conditions.

(1) LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator with 12-hour


Internal Battery at 1 LPMeq (Reference Battery Life table since
actual time will vary depending upon breath rate, dose,
and age of battery.)

(1) LifeChoice Activox POC Accessory Bag

(1) AC Adapter/Charger (universal 100v 240v; 50hz 60hz)


(1) DC Adapter/Charger (12v) with standard car adapter plug
An External Battery is available for purchase separately which provides 3
hours of additional portable time. (Reference Battery Life table since actual
time will vary depending upon breath rate, dose and age of battery.)
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*Nasal cannula may not be included in XYC100B package in all countries based on local international requirements.

Battery Check Button: The Battery Check Button causes the corresponding battery charge level (e.g. internal or external battery) to be
displayed. (Reference Control Panel diagram.)

USER CONTROLS
The user controls on the LifeChoice Activox POC are specifically
designed to be pressed by a finger. Never press any of the buttons
with a pen, screwdriver, stylus or any other object. Pressing the buttons
with any hard, sharp and/or small object can damage the user controls
and void all warranties. The following items are essential parts of the
user controls for the LifeChoice Activox POC:

Control Panel

Battery Charge
Indicator

Pulse Setting
Control Buttons
1, 2, 3 LPMeq

Alarm Indicator

Power Button
Auto Mode LEDs
Mute Button

INT & EXT


Indicator

Battery Check
Button

Hour Meter
Button
For use by trained
service personnel
only

Indicator Lights: Colored LED lights indicate either a change in


operating status or a condition that may need response (alarm).
Audible Signals: An audible signal (beep) indicates either a change
in operating status or a condition that may need response (alarm).
Subjective audio response will vary among different people due to
different hearing abilities.

Battery Charge Indicator: The Battery Charge Indicator consists of


four LEDs labeled 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%. (Reference
Control Panel diagram.) Charge-level indication is approximate
except at full charge when all four LEDs are solid green. Use the
following examples to interpret other charge levels:
Charge Level

25% LED

50% LED

75% LED

100% LED<

>0% and <13%

Flashing Green

Off

Off

Off

>13% and
< 26%

Solid Green

Off

Off

Off

>26% and
<37%

Solid Green

Flashing Green

Off

Off

>37% and
<51%

Solid Green

Solid Green

Off

Off

>51% and
<63%

Solid Green

Solid Green

Flashing Green

Off

>63% and
<76%

Solid Green

Solid Green

Solid Green

Off

>76% and
< 87%

Solid Green

Solid Green

Solid Green

Flashing Green

>87%

Solid Green

Solid Green

Solid Green

Solid Green

Pulse Setting Control Buttons: There are three individual Pulse


Setting Control Buttons on the control panel: 1, 2, and 3 which are pulse
equivalent to 1, 2, or 3 liters per minute (LPMeq) settings on a
continuous flow device. (Reference Control Panel diagram.)

Power Button: To turn the LifeChoice Activox POC on or off, press the
Power Button.
Auto Mode LEDs: There are two inhalation sensitivity modes on the
control panel: Active-High and Sleep-Low, which automatically adjust
based on oxygen demand (e.g breathing patterns) requirements.
(Reference Control Panel diagram.)

Hour Meter Button: The LifeChoice Activox POC will read and
display the number of hours that the unit has been used. (Refer to
Routine Maintenance section.)
Nasal Cannula: A standard single lumen nasal cannula or equivalent
must be used with the LifeChoice Activox POC to provide oxygen from
the concentrator. A standard single lumen type cannula, 7-foot
(2-meter), is recommended for use. An Adult Nasal Cannula like
#1107 by Ventlab Corporation is supplied with each LifeChoice
Activox POC.* For replacement cannulas, please contact your local
medical equipment supplier. Follow cleaning and care instructions
provided with the nasal cannula.

Mute Button: The LifeChoice Activox POC features a mute function to


disable audible alarms during operation. If an alarm has been muted,
the amber Mute Button LED will be illuminated. (Reference Control
Panel diagram.) Please use this function appropriately since it silences
information about the health condition of the device (important audio
signals).
INT and EXT LED: These LED lights will indicate which power
source the unit is using or charging. The INT LED represents the
internal battery, while the EXT LED represents the external battery.

CAUTION: Use of some administration accessories not specified for


use with this oxygen concentrator may impair the performance.
*Nasal cannula may not be included in XYC100B package in all countries based on local international requirements.

PART NAMES

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Part Names

BEFORE USING THE LIFECHOICE ACTIVOX POC


FOR THE FIRST TIME

Cannula
Nozzle Fitting
Fan Inlet Vent

Control Panel

2. Make sure to verify that the Battery Check LED labeled INT is solid
green. This indicates that the system recognizes the external power
source and is charging the internal battery.

Fan Outlet
Vent
External
Battery Port

FAA Approval
Sticker (located
on bottom)

Cannula Nozzle Fitting: The nasal cannula connects to the oxygen


output nozzle at the top of the LifeChoice Activox POC. Do not place
the cannula into nasal passages until the LifeChoice Activox POC is
fully powered on. Breathing through the cannula during start-up will
prevent the system from powering on.
Control Panel: (See User Controls section)
Fan Inlet Vent: Cooling air is drawn in through this opening.
(See Maintenance section for cleaning instructions.)
Fan Outlet Vent: Processed air is exhausted through this opening.
External Battery Port: Connect external battery (if used) to this port.
(This connection is to be used solely with the specified external
battery.) Precaution: Please pay attention to the orientation of the
connector. Wrong alignment could cause damage to the connector.
FAA Approval Sticker: Located on the bottom of the unit.

1. The LifeChoice Activox POC should be charged for a minimum of


four hours before initial use. Begin charging by connecting the AC
Adapter/Charger to the LifeChoice Activox POC and plugging it
into an electrical outlet.

If an external battery was purchased with the LifeChoice Activox


POC, connect it to the External Battery Port. It should take
approximately three hours to fully charge the external battery (with
internal battery already fully charged), and seven hours to charge
both the internal and external batteries together. (See Battery
Charging section for more details.)
Unless an optional external battery charger has been purchased
separately, the external battery can only be charged when
connected directly to the LifeChoice Activox POC. (Contact your
POC provider or customer support for information on purchasing
the optional charger.) Never use an external battery that is not
authorized by Inova Labs Inc.
3. The LifeChoice Activox POC is recommended and designed to be
operated and stored in its carrying case at all times.
4. Connect the nasal cannula securely to the LifeChoice Activox POC
cannula nozzle fitting.
POWERING THE LIFECHOICE ACTIVOX POC
The LifeChoice Activox POC can be powered in four different ways:
(1) internal battery, (2) AC Adapter/Charger, (3) DC Adapter/Charger,
or (4) external battery (optional, sold separately from the Standard
Package). The rechargeable batteries are maintenance-free and can
only be purchased at the factory or through an authorized repair facility.
The following specifics apply to each of the four modes (listed above)
of powering the LifeChoice Activox POC:
1. Internal Battery: A rechargeable
internal battery is located within
each LifeChoice Activox POC unit.
When fully charged, it supplies
power to the LifeChoice Activox
POC for 12 hours. (Reference
Battery Life table since actual time
will vary depending upon breath
rate and Pulse Setting.)

When the LifeChoice Activox POC is being powered from the


internal battery, the Battery Check LED labeled INT will be
slowly flashing. Pushing the Battery Check Button will display
the charge level of the internal battery.
If not connected to the AC or DC Adapter/Charger, the internal
battery will slowly discharge over time even when not in use. Always
check the battery level prior to use to ensure adequate charge level.
2. AC Adapter/Charger: An AC Adapter/Charger allows the LifeChoice
Activox POC to be powered from a
standard 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
outlet.When the unit is operated from
an AC Adapter/ Charger, power from
the AC outlet powers the unit and
recharges the internal and/or external
battery. (See Battery Charging
section for details.)
Using an AC Adapter/Charger that is not specified by Inova Labs
Inc. for use with the LifeChoice Activox POC may damage the unit
and will void all warranties.
3. DC Adapter/Charger: A DC Adapter/Charger can be connected
from the LifeChoice Activox POC unit to a vehicles (car, boat, motor
home, etc.) standard 12 VDC outlet.
When the system is connected to the
DC outlet, power from the vehicle battery
powers the LifeChoice Activox POC unit
and recharges the internal and/or
external battery. (See Battery Charging
section for details.)
The 12 VDC outlets in some pre-2000
model cars will not provide sufficient current to operate the POC
and charge the battery at the same time. Verify that any DC outlet
used can provide at least 10 amps at 12 VDC. (Car auxiliary power
varies significantly; therefore the rate of charging will vary.)
4. External Battery: To power the LifeChoice Activox POC from an external
battery, connect the external battery to the external battery connector
port. A fully charged external battery will supply power to the LifeChoice
Activox POC for 3 hours. (Reference Battery Life table since actual time
will vary depending upon breath rate and Pulse Setting.)
When the LifeChoice Activox POC is being powered from the
external battery, the Battery Check LED labeled EXT will be slowly
flashing. Pushing the Battery Check Button will display the charge
level of the external battery.

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NOTE: After turning on the LifeChoice Activox POC, allow 30 seconds


for the unit to reach stated performance.

BATTERY CHARGING
To charge the internal and/or external battery, connect the LifeChoice
Activox POC to either an AC or DC Adapter/Charger and a suitable
outlet. If the external battery is being charged, also connect the external
battery to the External Battery Port. Confirm that one of the Battery
Check LEDs, either INT or EXT, is solid green. This indicates that an
AC or DC external power source has been recognized and that battery
charging is in progress.
If an external battery is connected to the LifeChoice Activox POC, it is
important to understand the battery charging sequence. By design,
the internal battery is charged first. That means that the external battery
will not start charging until the internal battery is charged to a 100%
level. Use the INT and EXT Battery Check LEDs to determine which (if
any) batteries are charging.
To check the battery charge level while charging is in progress, press
the Battery Check Button. The charge level will be displayed as indicated
in the Battery Charge Indicator section (See User Controls). When a
battery is fully charged, the corresponding Battery Check LED (INT or
EXT) will be off.
It takes a minimum of four hours for a fully discharged internal battery
to reach a 100% charge level. If both internal and external batteries
are fully discharged, it can take up to seven hours to achieve a 100%
charge level in both batteries. It is recommended to recharge the
batteries, even if only partially depleted, as often as possible. The
batteries cannot be overcharged, and it is recommended to leave the
LifeChoice Activox POC plugged in via the AC or DC Adapter/Charger
as often as possible.
In the event the power supply is interrupted to the LifeChoice Activox
POC when the AC or DC charger is being used, a two-second audible
alarm will sound to inform you that power has been lost. Check that
the charger has been properly connected to the power supply.
The rechargeable batteries are maintenance-free and can only be
exchanged at the factory.
NOTE: If the LifeChoice Activox POC is powered off and either the AC
or DC Adapter/Chargers are connected to the LifeChoice Activox POC
after charging is complete, the internal fans may continue to operate
for an additional period of time until the temperature inside the unit is
sufficiently cool.
REPRESSURIZATION
If the unit has not been used for a period of one or more days, it will
automatically repressurize itself. During this time, you may hear the
compressors running for a few seconds.
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OPERATING PROCEDURE
1. Locate and position the LifeChoice Activox POC so that the Fan Inlet
Vent and Fan Outlet Vent are not obstructed. The unit, particularly
the air inlet slots and the air outlet areas, should be positioned in a
well-ventilated space.

5. Select a Pulse Setting of 1, 2, or 3 as prescribed by your doctor.


These settings are equivalent to 1, 2, or 3 LPM settings on a
continuous flow device. The green LED above the selected setting
illuminates and will flash each time inhalation is detected indicating
that a pulse-wave of oxygen has been delivered.

2. Power the LifeChoice Activox POC


using one of the four modes described
in the Powering the LifeChoice
Activox POC section above.

3. Press the Power Button once to turn the unit on. An audible beep will
occur and the Power LED, the Auto
Mode Active-High LED and the Pulse
Setting of 1 LED will illuminate solid
green. This indicates that the LifeChoice Activox POC is powered on,
is ready for use, and that settings
may now be changed. Pressing the
Power Button for an extended time
after the audible beep will cause the
system to turn back off.

6. Place the nasal cannula in the nasal passages and breathe normally.
When the LifeChoice Activox POC senses inhalation, oxygen is
supplied through the cannula. The duration and size of the pulse
is dependent upon the Pulse Setting selected.
7. Check to make sure your units
battery is fully charged before
venturing out with the LifeChoice
Activox POC for the first time. (See
Battery Charge Indicator section,
User Controls).

NOTE: After the initial power on, the Pulse Setting LED corresponding
to the last flow rate used will illuminate.

CAUTION: DO NOT place the cannula into nasal passages until the
LifeChoice Activox POC is fully powered on. Breathing through the
cannula during start-up will prevent the system from powering on.
4. There are two inhalation sensitivity
modes on the control panel:
Active-High and Sleep-Low which
automatically adjust based on oxygen
demand (e.g. breathing pattern)
requirements. No action is required
to start the delivery of oxygen.

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8. To turn the LifeChoice Activox POC


off, press the Power Button and
hold for 2 seconds until the green
Power LED goes off and the unit
shuts down. After the LifeChoice
Activox POC is powered off, the
internal fans may continue to
operate for an additional period of
time until the temperature inside
the unit is sufficiently cool.

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ALARMS/LIGHT INDICATORS
NORMAL OPERATION INDICATORS
Normal
Operation

Audible
Alert

LifeChoice
Activox POC
turned on

Brief
Audible
Tone

Light Indication

ALARM TABLE
Action
You may
begin to use
the LifeChoice
Activox POC
unit in
30 seconds

Problem
No breath
detected by
the unit for
approximately
75 seconds

Audible
Alert

Light Indication

Action

Intermittent
beep
(( ))

Amber Alarm LED light flashes

Green LEDs of Power, Active-High and


Pulse Setting of 1 are illuminated.
Note: After the initial power on, the
Pulse Setting LED corresponding to the
last flow rate used will illuminate
LifeChoice
Activox POC
has detected
an inhalation/
breath and is
delivering a
pulse of oxygen

None
(( ))

LifeChoice
Activox POC
powered by
internal battery

None

(( ))

Low Battery
Single loud,
Alarm
long beep
(Approximately
every 60
10 minutes of
seconds
battery power)
LifeChoice
Activox POC
is functioning
normally

Green LED light labeled INT


slowly flashes
LifeChoice
Activox POC
powered by
external battery

LifeChoice
Activox POC
is functioning
normally

None

(( ))
Green LED light labeled EXT
slowly flashes

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If the alarm
persists,
contact your
equipment
provider.

LifeChoice
Activox POC
is functioning
normally

Green LED of selected Pulse Setting


flashes with each breath

Check the
cannula
connection.
Ensure that
you are
breathing
through your
nose. After the
system detects
a breath, the
alarm will
shut off.

(( ))

Amber Battery Check LED labeled


INT slowly flashes
Critical
Low Battery
Alarm
(Approximately
30 seconds of
battery power)

Fast
audible
beep
(Unit shuts
down)

(((( ))))

Amber Battery Check LED labeled


INT begins flashing quickly
General
malfunction
of the
LifeChoice
Activox POC

Continuous
audible
alarm

Alarm LED is solid Amber

Connect the
LifeChoice
Activox POC
to an external
power source,
or change to
another source
of oxygen.

Connect the
LifeChoice
Activox POC
to an external
power source,
or change to
another source
of oxygen.

Turn off
the unit.
Change to
another
source of
oxygen and
contact your
equipment
provider.

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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

SPECIFICATIONS

The LifeChoice Activox POC does not have any end-user repairable parts.

Maximum outlet pressure: 19 psi (131 kPa)

Fan Inlet Vent Cleaning: There is one inlet vent located on the right
side (facing the unit) of the LifeChoice Activox POC. The carrying case
for the unit has mesh material corresponding to the location of the fan
inlet vent. You should visually check the carrying case to ensure that
there is no build-up of lint, hair or other materials that could obstruct
the flow of air into the units fan inlet vent. Remove any material build-up
using a soft brush.

Device Electrical Classification: Class II, Type BF

At least once a month inspect the


grille of the intake vent and if it appears
dirty, use a dry cotton swab (Q-Tip
or similar) to clean it. Never use
a l cohol , solvents, or pet rol eum
distillates for cleaning.

Oxygen Concentration: 90% (+/- 3%)*


Oxygen Concentration Sensor Alarm: 85% or less
Flow Control Pulse Settings: 1, 2, & 3 LPM (Equivalent to
Continuous Flow) 20%
Mode of Operation: Continuous equipment and mobility: portable
Weight: 4.83 lbs.
Dimensions: 9.05" Width x 7.875" Height x 4.38 Depth
Power Requirement: AC 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz;
DC 12 to 19 VDC or Battery 12-16.8 VDC
LifeChoice Activox POC Input: 19VDC, 6A
External AC Power Adapter/Charger, XYC103AC-Input:
100-240VAC, 2.5A; Output: 19V, 6.3A

Unit and Carrying Case Cleaning: If it is necessary to clean the unit


and/or carrying case, use only warm water and a mild liquid dish
detergent. Dampen a cloth in the solution and carefully wipe the
outside surfaces of the unit and/or carrying case.

WARNING: DO NOT use alcohol, solvents, polishes or any oily


substances since they may be flammable.
Nasal Cannula Inspection: At least once a week, visually inspect the
nasal cannula. Make sure there are no kinks or obstructions. Replace
as needed with a standard 7-foot (2-meter) single-lumen type cannula
from your local medical equipment supplier.

External DC Power Adapter/Charger, XYC104DC-Input:


11.5-16VDC, 10A; Output: 19V, 6.3A
Approximate Internal Battery Duration: See Battery Life Table on
following page
Minimum Internal Battery Recharge Time: 4 Hours
Sound: At 10 Feet (3m) - 41 dB at 1 LPMeq, 44 dB at 2 LPMeq,
46 dB at 3 LPMeq
Environmental Conditions for Use, Storage and Transport:
Operational Temperature: 41F to 104F (5C to 40C)

Reserve Oxygen Supply: Your equipment provider should provide


or suggest an alternative source of supplemental oxygen therapy in
case there is a mechanical failure or power outage.
Hour Meter: The hour meter function is for use by trained service
personnel.

Operational Humidity Range: 15% to 95%, Non-condensing


Operational Altitude Max: 10,000 Feet (3km) or 10.1 PSIA (522 mmHg)
Storage Temperature: 32F to 140F (0C to 60C)
Storage Humidity Range: Up to 95%, Non-condensing
* When powered by the external AC adapter, external DC adapter, or external or internal battery.

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SPECIFICATIONS
continued

SPECIFICATIONS
continued

BATTERY LIFE TABLE


Run Time (@15 BPM)

EMC INFORMATION
Pulse Setting

1 LPMeq

2 LPMeq

3 LPMeq

Internal Battery

12 Hours

6 Hours

5 Hours

External Battery

3 Hours

3 Hours

2 Hours

Medical electrical equipment needs special precautions regarding


EMC and needs to be installed and put into service according to the
EMC information provided in the accompanying tables.
Guidance and Manufacturer's Declaration - Electromagnetic Immunity
The LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator Model XYC100B is
intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The
customer or the user of the Model XYC100B should assure that it is used in
such an environment.
Immunity Test

OXYGEN CONCENTRATION OVER ALTITUDE AND FLOW RATE

Electrostatic
Discharge (ESD)
IEC 61000-4-2

IEC 60601
Test Level

Compliance
Level

+/-6 kV contact

+/-6 kV contact

+/-8 kV air

+/-8 kV air

+/-2 kV
for power
supply lines

+/-2 kV
for power
supply lines

+/-1kV for
input/output
lines

Not applicable

+/-1 kV
line-to-line

+/-1 kV
line-to-line

+/-2 kV
line-to-earth

+/-2 kV
line-to-earth

Oxygen Concentration Over Altitude Range 0 - 4000 m

Electrical Fast
Transient/Burst
IEC 61000-4-4

95%

Oxygen

90%
Surge
IEC 61000-4-5

85%

80%
1 LPMeq

2 LPMeq
Flow Rate

3 LPMeq

< 5% UT
< 5% UT
(>95% dip in UT) (>95% dip in UT)
Voltage dips,
for 0.5 cycle
for 0.5 cycle
short interruptions
and voltage variations
40% UT
40% UT
on power supply
(60%
dip in UT)
(60%
dip
in
U
)
T
input lines
for 5 cycles
for 5 cycles
IEC 61000-4-11
70% UT
(30% dip in UT)
for 25 cycles

70% UT
(30% dip in UT)
for 25 cycles

< 5% UT
< 5% UT
(>95% dip in UT) (>95% dip in UT)
for 5 seconds
for 5 seconds
Power Frequency
(50/60Hz)
Magnetic Field
IEC 61000-4-8

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3 A/m

3 A/m

Electromagnetic
Environment - Guidance
Floors should be wood,
concrete or ceramic tile.
If floors are covered with
synthetic material, the
relative humidity should
be at least 30%.
Mains power quality
should be that of a typical
commercial or hospital
environment.
Mains power quality
should be that of a
typical commercial
or hospital
environment.
Mains power quality should
be that of a typical
commercial or hospital
environment. If the user of
the Model XYC100B
requires continued
operation during power
mains interruptions, it is
recommended that the
Model XYC100B be
powered from an
uninterruptible power
supply or a battery.
Power frequency magnetic
fields should be at levels
characteristic of a typical
location in a typical commercial
or hospital environment.

NOTE: UT is the a.c. mains voltage prior to application of the test level

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SPECIFICATIONS
continued

SPECIFICATIONS
continued

Guidance and Manufacturer's Declaration - Electromagnetic Immunity


The LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator Model XYC100B is
intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The
customer or the user of the Model XYC100B should assure that it is used in
such an environment.
Immunity Test

IEC 60601
Test Level

Compliance
Level

Electromagnetic
Environment - Guidance
Portable and Mobile RF
communications equipment
should be used no closer
to any part of the Model
XYC100B, including cables,
than the recommended
separation distance
calculated from the equation
applicable to the frequency
of the transmitter.
Recommended
Separation Distance

Conducted RF
IEC 61000-4-6

3 Vrms
150kHz- 80MHz

3V

Radiated RF
IEC 61000-4-3

3 V/m
80MHz-2.5GHz

3 V/m

d = 1.17 P

d = 1.17 P, 80MHz
to 800MHz
d = 2.33 P, 800MHz to
2.5GHz

Where P is the maximum output power rating of the transmitter in watts (W)
according to the transmitter manufacturer and 'd' is the recommended separation
distance in meters (m).
Field strengths from fixed RF transmitters, as determined by an electromagnetic
site survey,a should be less than the compliance level in each frequency range.b
Interference may occur in the vicinity of equipment marked with the following
symbol:

NOTE 1: At 80MHz and 800MHz, the higher frequency range applies.


NOTE 2: These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures, objects, and people.

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a Field strengths from fixed transmitters, such as base stations for radio (cellular/cordless)
telephones and land mobile radios, amateur radio, AM and FM radio broadcast and
TV broadcast cannot be predicted theoretically with accuracy. To assess the electromagnetic environment due to fixed RF transmitters, an electromagnetic site survey
should be considered. If the measured field strength in the location in which the
Model XYC100B is to used exceeds the applicable RF compliance level above,
the Model XYC100B should be observed to verify normal operation. If the abnormal
performance is observed, additional measures may be necessary, such as
re-orienting or relocating the Model XYC100B.
b Over the frequency range 150 kHz to 80 MHz, field strengths should be less than 3 V/m.

Recommended Separation Distances Between Portable


and Mobile RF Communications Equipment and The
LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator Model XYC100B
The LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator Model XYC100B is
intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in which radiated RF
disturbances are controlled. The customer or the user of the Model XYC100B
can help prevent electromagnetic interference by maintaining a minimum
distance between portable and mobile RF communications equipment (transmitters)
and the Model XYC100B as recommended below, according to the maximum
output power of the communications equipment.
Separation Distance According to the Frequency of Transmitter (m)

Rated Maximum
Output Power of
Transmitter (W)

150kHz to 80MHz
d=1.17 P

80MHz to 800MHz
d=1.17 P

800MHz to 2.5GHz
d=2.33 P

0.01

0.12

0.12

0.23

0.1

0.37

0.37

0.74

1.2

1.2

2.3

10

3.7

3.7

7.4

100

12

12

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For transmitters rated at a maximum output power not listed above, the recommended
separation distance 'd' in meters can be estimated using the equation applicable
to the frequency of the transmitter, where P is the maximum output power rating of the
transmitter in watts (W) according to the transmitter manufacturer.
NOTE 1: At 80MHz and 800MHz, the separation distance for the higher frequency range
applies.
NOTE 2: These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation
is affected by absorption and reflection from structures, objects, and people.

Guidance and Manufacturer's Declaration - Electromagnetic Emissions


The LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator Model XYC100B is
intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The
customer or the user of the Model XYC100B should assure that it is used in
such an environment.
Emissions Test

Compliance

Electromagnetic Environment - Guidance

RF Emissions, CISPR 11

Group 1

The Model XYC100B uses RF energy only for


its internal function. Therefore, its RF emissions
are very low and are not likely to cause any
interference in nearby electronic equipment.

RF Emissions, CISPR 11

Class B

Harmonic Emissions,
IEC 61000-3-2

Class A

Voltage Fluctuations/Flicker
Emissions, IEC 61000-3-3

Complies

The Model XYC100B is suitable for use in all


establishments, including domestic
establishments and those directly connected
to the public low-voltage power supply
network that supplies buildings used for
domestic purposes.

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WARRANTY

ACCESSORIES (ADDITIONAL/REPLACEMENT/SPARE)
Product Number: XYC105B
Description: 4-Way Carry Case. Comes complete with adjustable
strap system that allows case to be used as a backpack, shoulder strap,
waist strap or carried as a briefcase. Included with purchase of
LifeChoice Activox POC.
Product Number: XYC103AC 10 (3m)
Description: AC Adapter/Charger. Used to charge and run the
LifeChoice Activox POC simultaneously. Included with purchase of
LifeChoice Activox POC.*
Product Number: XYC104DC 6 (1.8m)
Description: DC Adapter/Charger. Used to charge and run the
LifeChoice Activox POC simultaneously. For use at home or in the car,
RV, motor boat, etc. Included with purchase of LifeChoice Activox POC.*
Product Number: XYC262
Description: 7(2.1m) Standard Single Lumen Cannula. Included with
purchase of LifeChoice Activox POC.
Product Number: XYC340B
Description: Accessory Bag. Included with purchase of LifeChoice
Activox POC.
Product Number: XYC448AC
Description: External Battery Charger Module. Not included with
purchase of LifeChoice Activox POC Standard Package.
Product Number: XYC102B
Description: Extended Life External Battery. Not included with
purchase of LifeChoice Activox POC Standard Package.

NOTE: This Limited Warranty does not affect Purchasers statutory rights
under applicable national laws.
Inova Labs, Inc. (Inova Labs) warrants that each new LifeChoice Activox
Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) shall be free from defects under normal
use, operation and service for three (3) years. Any LifeChoice Activox POC
Accessories, the Sieve Bed and all Batteries are warranted for one (1) year.
See the table below for detailed coverage under this Limited Warranty.
The Limited Warranty extends only to the first Purchaser (it is not transferable)
and begins on the date of purchase as evidenced by the sales receipt directly
from Inova Labs or through one of its authorized distributors. This Limited
Warranty is only offered in connection with sales through Inova Labs authorized
distribution channels.
The LifeChoice Activox POC produces enriched oxygen gas which accelerates
combustion. Do not allow smoking or open flames within 10 feet (3 meters) of this
device while in use. Cigarette/cigar/pipe smoking while using the LifeChoice
Activox POC will void all warranties.
Extended Warranty is available two additional years maximum. Extended
warranty covers the same components as the limited three-year warranty.
Batteries, sieve bed replacement and accessories remain at one-year warranty.
Extended warranties are offered to the original owner only and are
non-transferrable. Extended warranties must be purchased at the time of
original purchase of the LifeChoice Activox.

*Accessories, adapters, and cables other than those specified, with the exception of
adapters and cables sold by the manufacturer of the medical electrical equipment as
replacement parts for internal components, may result in increased emissions or
decreased immunity of the Model XYC100B.

ITEM
Outer Shell

3 years

Cannula may not be included in XYC100B packages in all countries based on local
international requirements.

Compressors

3 years

Computer Controller & Power Boards

3 years

PSA Lung Assembly

3 years

Sieve Bed

1 year

Battery Internal

1 year

Battery External/Supplemental

1 year

Accessories

1 year

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Please contact the local medical equipment company that provided or
sold you the LifeChoice Activox POC for any technical or emergency
support.
If any additional information is needed, please contact Inova Labs
Customer Care Team toll-free at 1.800.220.0977 or 1.512.617.1700.
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INOVA LABS, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER


(Limited Warranty)

LENGTH OF COVERAGE

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WARRANTY
continued

WARRANTY
continued

The Limited Warranty Excludes From Coverage


1. Defects caused by or related to:
a. Abuse, misuse, negligence or accident;
b. Failure to comply with instructions contained in the
Operators Manual;
c. Alteration or modification by Purchaser;
d. Unauthorized repairs or alterations;
e. Environmental conditions (including but not limited to water,
chemicals, fumes in the atmosphere, extreme heat, spillage of
food or liquid, sand, dirt or the like);
f. Lack of regular, preventive maintenance and cleaning;
g. Damage in shipment;
h. Other acts beyond the reasonable control of Inova Labs.
i. Any damage caused by improper packaging when returning
product to Inova Labs Inc.

Warranty Service and Coverage


Purchasers exclusive remedy and Inova Labs sole obligation hereunder shall be
limited to repair, replacement or refund of the purchase price, at Inova Labs
option. However, this Limited Warranty shall not exclude or limit (1) Purchasers
statutory rights under the applicable national laws, or (2) Purchasers rights
against the authorized distributor or vendor.
All items claimed to be defective within the warranty period shall be properly
packaged and shipped on a prepaid basis to Inova Labs (USA sales) or its authorized
distributor at Purchasers expense. A prior obtained Return Authorization Number
issued by Inova Labs (USA) or its authorized distributor must properly identify
returned items together with proof of purchase date. Items returned without a
Return Authorization Number shall be refused and returned to Purchaser at
Purchasers expense. Inova Labs shall pay for regular shipment back to Purchaser
for repair or replacement of items under this Limited Warranty.
Purchaser shall notify Inova Labs or its authorized distributor of the alleged defect
within a reasonable time of discovery of the issue and in any event no later than
prior to the expiry of the Limited Warranty coverage.
When repairing or replacing the item, Inova Labs may use functionally equivalent
products or parts that are new, equivalent to new or re-conditioned.
Customer is responsible for proper packaging of all returned items. Any product
damage caused by improper packaging will not be covered under warranty
repair. Warranty does not include shipping to Inova Labs for repair.
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As far as national laws permit, the warranty coverage will not be extended or
renewed or otherwise affected due to Inova Labs authorized repair or
replacement. However, part(s) repaired or replacement product will be warranted
for the unexpired portion of the original Limited Warranty or for sixty (60) days
from the date of repair or replacement, whichever is longer.
NO REPRESENTATIVE OF INOVA LABS HAS AUTHORITY TO MAKE ANY
REPRESENTATIONS OR PROMISES EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN. THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN
LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NON-INFRINGEMENT. INOVA LABS SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER LIABILITY
FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, COST OR FEE OF WHATEVER KIND OR
NATURE, WHETHER FORSEEABLE OR NOT, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS FEES, CONSEQUENTIAL, GENERAL,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE CLAIM, WHETHER IN
CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING
TO INOVA LABS PRODUCTS, AND EVEN IF INOVA LABS HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS OR
FEES. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INOVA
LABS LIABILITY HEREUNDER OR RELATING HERETO SHALL NOT
EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT, REGARDLESS
OF THE FORUM AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY ACTION OR
CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. PURCHASER
AGREES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PRODUCT IS OF A SIZE,
DESIGN AND CAPACITY SELECTED BY ITS MEDICAL PROVIDER. NO
AGREEMENT VARYING OR EXTENDING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
SHALL BE BINDING UPON INOVA LABS UNLESS IN WRITING, SIGNED
BY A DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INOVA LABS.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The rights and obligations of the parties pursuant to this Limited Warranty and
any dispute arising hereunder shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the internal (but not the conflicts) laws of the State of Texas, USA. The
1980 U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not
apply. If any provision of this Limited Warranty is inconsistent with applicable laws
relating to Purchaser, Purchaser agrees to waive any and all rights and remedies
it may have under such laws to the extent it may waive such rights and remedies.
This Limited Warranty is offered as an additional benefit to Purchasers statutory
rights and it does not affect such statutory rights in any way. The parties agree
and consent that the state or federal courts in Texas shall have exclusive jurisdiction with respect to any dispute arising out of or relating to this Limited Warranty.
EACH PARTY EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
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DISPOSAL

OWNERS NOTES

Inova Labs expects end users to dispose of LifeChoice Activox POC in


an environmentally friendly way. Electrical and electronic equipment
is labeled with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol indicating that the
equipment should be disposed of by the end user separate from other
types of waste. The LifeChoice Activox POC device contains lithium-ion
batteries, and end users should contact Inova Labs or their local
distributor for disposal, collection and recycling options and terms
and conditions for their country. In 2002, the European Union
introduced the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE). The main aim of the Directive is to ensure that WEEE is
collected and treated separately. WEEE items may contain hazardous
substances that should not end up in the human environment and can
have adverse effects on it if they do.

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OWNERS NOTES

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